Pros: Lots of runs, varied terrain
Pros: Lots of runs, nice terrain parks for the very little ones, good service, location to Mpls.
Cons: Parking lot is a mud pit, expensive
“It may not be the rockies, but it's the best you can find in Minnesota. No other resort within reasonable driving distance even comes close. It's about 3.5-4 hours drive from the Twin Cities. The only thing that might be better is upper peninsula, but then you're talking 7-8 hours from the cities. Lutsen brings a big resort feel to the midwest with 4 mountains. Moose mountain serves up to...” --majortato
“ We feel fortunate to have this solid hill in our backyard. We've skied in the Michigan UP, Wisconsin, Lutsen and out west. However like many other ski areas, we have felt for some time that the vertical feet they claim is exaggerated. We have been season pass holders for years. We feel the season passes are a great value, best in the area. However in recent years after...” --LewINDuluth2
“ Wow! where do I start with this dumb place. Badly goomed trails. Icy! Icy! Icy! WAY over priced for what you get. Terrain park....who the build a terrian park on flat ground with no speed to hit it? Why? dumb park crew is all I have to say. Nothing nice to say about this place. Went to the bar and waited for a long time for the bartender to service me. Why? cause he's busy talkin' to another...” --shaun vaj
“Went on 2/8/16. Snow was kind of sticky as it was around 38 degrees. My wife, a very new skier, at first found it a little steep for learning, but then we located the meadows (?) area and all was good. For boarding there is a lot flat land area that is a pain (but when I switched to boarding, I knew this was something I'd have to deal with). I'm not sure what they're called, but...” --comfortstarr
“I'm not sure how to review a place like this. 1) We're in Minnesota, so we don't have mountains anyways, just hills. 2) This one is right in the Twin City metro area, where those hills are even smaller. That all said, it's a fine/fun place to get some runs in--especially for someone learning to snowboard like myself. If you play hooky from work and go during the day, it's empty. The "lodge" is...” --comfortstarr
“Terrain: Icy most of the time. There are quite a few runs to instantly choose from stemming right off either of the 3 chair lifts, however this excitement is short lived due to the fact that unless you snow plow, or carve edge to edge as severely as you possibly can, you are back to the chair lift in approximately 30 seconds for most, up to a minute on some others. I am a an intermediate...” --8of9
“ I can't say anything positive other than the location, and the Ski Coach for the Junior program. Coach Sailor has a great program going. The skiing, much like the other two resorts closest to Minneapolis or St. Paul, is really boring. The natural fall line on almost every run is exactly the same. As my friends and I say, if you ski one, you skied them all. ” --msprace
Wild Mountain is less than an hour from the Twin Cities and has been serving Minnesota skiers and riders for over 30 years. It's routinely the first ski area to open in the Heartland. The last couple of seasons they've opened in late October. You can count on them to fire up the snow guns if it's cold enough. Pass holders at Wild get one of the longest seasons in the region.
Ski Gull is the Skiing, Boarding, and Tubing destination at Brainerd Lakes. Ski Gull provides challenging activities in a fun and healthy environment which empowers youth to develop confidence, competency and compassion.